Author Archives: Melissa

Wonder

Book vs. Movie    I read the book and loved it.  Even though it is a young adult novel, it speaks to a wide audience.  It was such a special story that I was very excited when I found out … Continue reading

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A Street Cat Named Bob

A Five Star Pick There are so many pet stories that can bring smiles and tears to your face, with some that are also meant to inspire.  Bob the cat certainly brought hope to an addict at a time when … Continue reading

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Jane Steele & Mr. Rochester

Book Pairing    So, as some of you know, I am a Jane Eyre fan.  I wrote a post about it long ago, which you can see here, in case you missed it.  It is one of my five-star picks.  … Continue reading

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Iceland Defrosted

HisLit A book that will grab you from beginning to end—especially if you enjoy traveling to exotic places and indulge in eating, drinking and being merry.  Iceland sounds like the type of place to visit if you are a sci-fi … Continue reading

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The Imitation Game

Book vs. Movie    The book recounting Alan Turing’s life is remarkable and interesting (sometimes going beyond my comprehension, because I am quite horrible at math).  The movie was based on the biography but it seemed to make more sense … Continue reading

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Before Green Gables

A Five Star Pick As a hard core fan of the Anne of Green Gables series (which I only read when I took a Children’s Literature course in college), I was ecstatic when I knew this novel was in the … Continue reading

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My Grandmother Sends Her Regards and Apologises & The Book of Polly

Book Pairing    I really loved the first tale in this pairing that when I read the latter, I realized there were many similar things between the two books.  I find it fascinating that one story can be almost like … Continue reading

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